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Lisa M. Glidden

Dr. Lisa Glidden

Director of Global & International Studies

Contact Information

435B Mahar Hall
[email protected]
Lisa M. Glidden's CV

Office hours

Spring 2024:
Tuesdays 10:00 - 11:00am, Wednesdays 11:45am - 1:00pm (228 MCC)
Thursdays 2:30 - 3:30pm (435B Mahar)
Or by Appointment

Dr. Glidden received her Ph.D. from the University of Washington at Seattle. She teaches courses on area studies (Africa, Latin America, Middle East), development, and environmental politics. Her research interests include social movements, indigenous politics in Latin America, Cuba, energy policy, and environmental politics. She teaches several courses with travel abroad to Cuba, Ecuador, South Korea, and Turkey. Professor Glidden is the Program Director for SUNY Oswego's Global and International Studies program and coordinates the Sustainability Studies Minor. She is currently the director of OUTSTEPS, an interdisciplinary network of scholars and practitioners studying sustainability and resilience in the lower Great Lakes region.


Research Interests

  • social movements
  • environment and sustainability
  • identity politics
  • Latin America


Selected Publications 


Classes Taught


  • POL 150 - Making Sense of the World 
  • POL 203 - Intro to Political Theory
  • POL 207 - Intro to Comparative Politics

Area Studies:

  • POL 327 - African Politics
  • POL 337 - Middle East Politics [syllabus]
  • POL 357 - Latin American Politics [syllabus]


  • SUS 115 - Foundations of Sustainability 
  • POL 387 - Global Environmental Politics [syllabus]
  • POL 409 - Comparative Energy Policy [syllabus]


  • POL 328 - Politics & Literature: Harry Potter
  • GLS 200 - Introduction to Global Issues
  • GLS 400/POL 497 - Seminar in Globalization 
  • IPS 320 - Intro to Integrative Professional Studies